Updated: Apr 18, 2021
Hello Digi Divas everywhere! Thank you for stopping by and sharing a part of your day with me. Well, looks like Spring has Sprung. Summer will soon be upon us. Time to do something outdoorsy- how about some fishing? I have a NEW Digi Set to celebrate an ageless summer rite- Gone Fishin'. This set is a slice of Americana- a dad (mom), son (daughter), two fishing poles and a quiet afternoon at the local fishin' hole. What better way to spend a beautiful summer afternoon. Ready to get crafty? Here's a short tutorial.
Suggested card size: 7"x5"
Gone Fishin' #3425J Digi Stamp Set COPIC® MARKERS:
Hammermill® Ivory 100lb. Coverstock E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Black Solid Core Cardstock E55, E57, E59
Hammermill® White Coverstock E40, E41, E42, E43
Scrap of orange card stock from stash E30, E31
WeR® Party Banner Nesting Dies E81, E84, E89
Vintage Torn® Edge Rectangles YG95
Stitched Banner Tag Dies YR02, YR07, YR09, YR23
Memento® - Tangelo T1, T3, T5
VersaMagic® - Aegean Blue W1, W3
VersaMagic® - Jumbo Java
(1) Small Pom-pom
Using Gone Fishin' #3425J Digi Stamp Set size the group image 4"x6" with enough room to cut out a 5"x7" rectangle around it. Below size an additional tag and/or sentiment. Tag size to 1"x5/8" and the separate pole 4" long. Print on
Hammermill® Ivory 100lb. Coverstock .
Color the images as desired. I chose to use Copic® Markers. The list of colors are listed
After Image is colored. Cut a 5"x7" rectangle. Using the next to largest Vintage® Torn Edge Rectangle Die I proceeded to cut out the image.
Fussy cut a portion of the strap and put on the non-cut side of the die. Tape into place and run through the Big Shot® 3/4 of the way as shown.
Move the Vintage® Torn Edge Rectangle die
to the other side, Line up with cut area, tape into place and run again through the Big Shot® 3/4 of the way as shown. You may need to clip a small portion between the two cuts.
I made a 5"x7" base cardstock using snippets of fishing lures. Copied and reduced to 4-1/2"x6-1/2" for the inside of the card and added a oval in the center as shown. Printed on white coverstock.
Used VersaMagic®-Aegean Blue along the edges. Using the WeR® Party Banner Nesting Dies i cut my sentiment that I printed with the card base front and interior. Edged with the VersaMagic®-Aegean Blue along the edges.
I mounted the main image 2 ways....
I tried one way using the largest Vintage® Torn Edge Rectangle Die repeating the same method I had used to cut the main image. I decided it hid too much of the Lures so I mounted it a second time leaving a small boarder around the edge. You decide for yourself which you prefer. Adhere the main image to the Lure cardbase cardstock.
Using Memento® - Tangelo Ink I colored a small piece of the Fur Yarn Bright Orange. You could also use Copic® Markers.
I took about 8" of Black thread and dragged it through some dimensional glue. Using tweezers I laid the thread along the fishing line on the image and let dry in place.
Using Dimensional Glue® I adhered several small pieces of the Orange Fur Yarn to cover the Lure as shown.
Using Copic® Marker I colored the small Pom-pom dark brown.
Trimmed back side of Pom-pom flat and glued at head of Lure.
Fussy cut the second fishing rod adhere over the rod on the main image using Foam Tape® (Careful not to glue down the fur to the Lure.)
Fussy cut the extra tag and adhere over the one on the main image using Foam Tape.
In heist I realized I forgot to edge the main image with VersaMagic® - Jumbo Java so, I used a scrap piece of paper and covered the parts around the image and smudged the
edges of the main image.
Using Stitched Banner® Tag Die I cut an Orange banner tag to
accent the lure and adhered it partially behind my sentiment
banner as shown. Using Foam Tape® I adhered it to the front of the cardfront in the upper left hand corner of the main image.
Adhere the card front to a 5"x7" cardbase with the fold at the top.
I dragged a second piece of thread through some Dimensional Glue® and laid it on the interior Lure cardstock and let dry.
I fussy cut another Fishing Rod and adhered it over the thread and clipped the excess thread.
Adhered in the interior of the card base using Tear-ific Tape® as shown.
I hope you enjoyed making this card as much as I did! Perfect for your dad, brother, or favorite outdoorsman.
Thanks again for joining me on another card crafting journey! I hope you enjoyed our "fishing trip." Show us your "Gone Fishin" creation on my blog challenge where anything goes... https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com for a chance to WIN a $10. JDS Gift coupon.
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